I don't get it, what demand? The reason of big.Little layout is to minimize the power usage, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 and even 800 are already so good.
The only thing might be that they feel they have hit the ceiling in terms of squeezing more power efficiency out of the current fabrication techniques and architecture. So might be filling like they can't achieve further performance gains while improving power efficiency.
mir, 20 May 2014Consumer demand? More like consumer bragging rights! People buy for specs but most of them don... moreTotally agree.
We are seeing a kernel-craze similar to the megapixel-craze for cameras.
Consumer demand? More like consumer bragging rights! People buy for specs but most of them don't know jack on how to utilize all of it. Just the right to say that you have a powerful device.
Frank Werther, 20 May 201499% of cellphone users have no idea what this means, nor do they care.They'll see "8-core" on the ad and will say: "well damn, 8cores !? That must better than 4 cores!!" One day will have 512 cores but still only 2gb ram...